8. Don’t Be Double-Minded, It Will Give off Ideas of Conflict

Message

The dictionary describes the word double-minded as having a different mind at different times; unsettled; undetermined. During the time of Jesus, vows were common, but Jesus told his followers not to use them. Their word alone should be enough. “Let your yes be yes and your no, no.”

Application

We should be known by our word…our promise. To say one thing and do another sends mixed signals. Your receiver begins to see two vastly different people; one to convince you and the other to deceive you. You not only become less easy to understand but difficult to rely on. Those around you will quickly become incompatible.

Connecting at the Heart Level

If you are double-minded in your words you will also become double-minded in your actions and your loyalties. “Let your yes be yes and your no, no.”